Z

BITS 2019: Z

An 8-year-old boy’s new friend turns out to be more than just imaginary in Z. Elizabeth Parsons (Keegan Connor Tracy) and her husband Kevin (Sean Rogerson) discovers that their 8-year-old son Josh (Jett Klyne) has a new imaginary friend that he simply calls “Z.” Elizabeth and Josh initially play along with Josh, however, something doesn’t […]

Deep Six

BITS 2019: Deep Six

A group of astronauts are at risk of being stranded in deep space in Deep Six. The crew of The Terminal are the first astronauts to travel into deep space, on an extended mission to study microbial life. However, tragedy strikes when Wing Commander Duke Cagle (Tahmoh Penikett) is killed in action and Athea Hixon […]

Hunter's Moon

BITS 2019: Hunter’s Moon

A video game launch party turns deadly with the arrival of an apparent werewolf in Hunter’s Moon. August (Steven Morana) is the lead programmer of the video game Werewolves Awaken Online, an adaptation of a card game created by Brian (Art Hindle). August and his friend Stan (Marco Timpano) are invited by publicist Remy (Ari […]

Majic

BITS 2019: Majic

A YouTuber finds herself caught up in a decades-old UFO conspiracy in Majic. Pippa Bernwood (Paula Brancati) is a young woman who hosts The Alarm Clock, a YouTube series that sets out to debunk conspiracy theories. Under the backdrop of the 2008 U.S. Presidential election, Bernwood is contacted by Richard Anderson (Richard Fitzpatrick), a man […]

The Nights Before Christmas

BITS 2019: The Nights Before Christmas

The axe-wielding killers dressed as Santa and Mrs. Claus return in The Nights Before Christmas. It has been one year since the killing spree of Nicolas Conway (Simon Phillips) and Michelle Weaver (Jennifer Willis), who terrorized the town of Woodbridge, dressed as Santa and Mrs. Claus respectively. With survivors Courtney (Keegan Chambers) and Jennifer (Shannon […]

Dead Dicks

BITS 2019: Dead Dicks

A suicidal man finds himself repeatedly being reincarnated by a portal in his bedroom wall in Dead Dicks. Becca (Jillian Harris) arrivals at the apartment of her mentally ill brother Richie (Heston Horwin) and is shocked to find his dead body hanging in the closet. However, Becca is more shocked when Richie emerges naked behind […]

She Never Died

BITS 2019: She Never Died

A police detective enlists the help of a mysterious cannibalistic woman to take down a human trafficking ring in She Never Died. Over the past number of months, Detective Godfrey (Peter MacNeill) has been tracking a possible human trafficking ring headed by Terrance (Noah Danby) and his sister Meredith (Michelle Nolden). While staking out a […]

Happy Face

BITS 2019: Happy Face

A young man in denial about his mother’s terminal cancer infiltrates a support group for people with facial disfigurations in Happy Face. Stan (Robin L’Houmeau) is a 19-year-old Montreal man, whose cancer-stricken mother Augustine (Noémie Kocher) has recently gone into palliative care. Unable to cope with his mother’s terminal condition, Stan tapes up his face […]

TADFF19: Canadian Shorts After Dark

Here are my thoughts on the films that played as part of the Canadian Shorts After Dark showcase. Alaska (Chris Wilson, Brianna Templeton, Gwynne Phillips 13m) Tom (Chris Wilson) and Paige (Gwynne Phillips) attend a party hosted by their friends Brad (Paul Beer) and Claire (Briana Templeton), which very quickly goes off the rails. Alaska […]

Enhanced

TADFF19: Enhanced

A group of humans with superhuman abilities are hunted down by the Government organization that created them in Enhanced. Captain George Sheppard (George Tchortov) is the leader of a team tasked with apprehending a group of bioengineered killers, who have escaped from the facility where they were created. One of these individuals is Anna (Alanna […]